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January 30, 2015
Tokuyama (Tokyo) reports a net loss of ¥78.87 billion ($668 million) in the fiscal first nine months ended 31 December 2014, compared with a net profit of ¥7.49 billion in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tokuyama-reports-huge-loss_67347.html
January 29, 2015
Zhejiang Shaoxing Sanjin Petrochemical has commissioned a 450,000-m.t./year propylene plant based on UOP’s C3 Oleflex process for propane dehydrogenation (PDH). The plant, located in Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province, is the second operational plant in China to employ the process, says UOP....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Zhejiang-Shaoxing-Sanjin-commissions-450000-m-t-year-propylene-plant-in-China_67336.html
January 29, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical reports an 8.1% rise in net profits for the nine months ended 31 December 2014 compared with the year-ago period, to ¥100.0 billion ($844.3 million). Nine-month...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-reports-rises-in-profits-and-sales_67304.html
January 29, 2015
India will implement antidumping duties on acetone imported from Taiwan and Saudi Arabia, the Directorate General of Antidumping and Allied Duties (New Delhi) says. The Taiwanese...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/India-slaps-antidumping-duties-on-acetone-from-Taiwan-and-Saudi-Arabia_67290.html
January 29, 2015
(L-R) Jeff Knight, senior v.p. of BASF dispersions & pigments, Asia/Pacific; Markus Kramer, president of BASF dispersions & pigments; Mohd Shukri Mohd Masbah, general manager...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/BASF-starts-up-polymer-dispersions-plant-in-Malaysia_67301.html
January 29, 2015
Styrene cargoes have been offered from overseas into Asia at more competitive prices than cargoes of Asian product, although concerns over transit time, forward pricing risk, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Offers-from-Europe-US-weigh-on-Asias-styrene-markets_67293.html
January 28, 2015
China is expected to finalize and release the key design aspects of its much-awaited national carbon trading market during the course of 2015, with possible implementation as early as...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/IHS-Energy-China-releases-basic-framework-for-national-carbon-trading_67273.html
January 28, 2015
Pertamina (Jakarta) does not plan to carry out a maintenance program for its aromatics plant at Cilacap, Indonesia in 2015, a source close to the company said today. The plant's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/Pertamina-plans-to-operate-aromatics-plant-throughout-2015_67259.html
January 28, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical says that it has filed a suit on 23 January in the Intermediate People's Court at Shenzhen, China alleging that products of Yantai Shield Advanced Materials Co...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Mitsubishi-Chemical-files-patent-infringement-lawsuit-against-Chinese-firm-and-Intematix_67271.html
January 28, 2015
SCG Chemicals, the chemical subsidiary of Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok), reports a 58% increase in net profits for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the year-ago quarter, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Siam-Cements-chemicals-business-reports-rise-in-profits_67266.html
January 28, 2015
DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions and Zhonghao Chenguang Chemical Research Institute Co., a subsidiary of ChemChina, have announced that they have formed an equally owned joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/DuPont-and-ChemChina-form-fluoroelastomers-joint-venture_67260.html
January 28, 2015
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) says that it has entered into a long-term, exclusive agreement with Kumho Petrochemical (Seoul) for cooperation in sales, marketing and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Kumho-and-Songwon-form-marketing-alliance_67257.html
January 28, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical says that it has developed SumiLarv 2 MR, a long-lasting larvicide formulation that is effective in preventing dengue fever. The company has recently submitted an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-develops-new-larvicide_67256.html
January 27, 2015
Toray Industries says that it will expand the production capacity for low-melt polyester staple fiber at the Gumi, South Korea, production site of Toray Chemical Korea. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Toray-to-expand-polyester-staple-fiber-production-in-South-Korea_67235.html
January 27, 2015
Lotte Chemical (Seoul) restarted its butadiene extraction unit at Daesan, South Korea, today, after completing repairs, a source close to the company says. The 150,000-m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Lotte-restarts-butadiene-unit_67228.html
January 26, 2015
JSR (Tokyo) today upgraded most of its forecast for the fiscal year ending 31 March 2015. The company expects net income of ¥30.0 billion ($253.3 million) compared with a previous...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/JSR-upgrades-fiscal-year-forecast_67208.html
January 26, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) says that the company's board of directors, in a meeting held on 26 January, passed a resolution to appoint Veerasak Kositpaisal, a former CEO of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/PTT-Global-Chemical-appoints-new-member-to-risk-management-committee_67203.html
January 26, 2015
LG Chem reports net profits declined 38% in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the year-ago period, to 109.4 billion South Korean won ($101.0 million). Fourth-quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/LG-Chem-reports-falls-in-profits-sales_67200.html
January 26, 2015
Kumho Petrochemical (Seoul) plans to review the reduced production rates of its synthetic rubber plants at Yeosu and Ulsan, South Korea, over February, a source close to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Kumho-to-review-synthetic-rubber-production-rates-in-February_67195.html
January 26, 2015
MGC Pharma (Tokyo), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC); and Catalent Pharma Solutions (Somerset, NJ), a leading contract manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, have...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-subsidiary-and-Catalent-sign-deal-for-biosimilars_67193.html
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